The past 18 months have shaken up retail in a profound way, with many familiar household names disappearing from the high street. Even as more people return to their workplaces,…
DIY retailer B&Q has opened a new high street store Wood Green, North London, which will allow customers greater access to home improvement materials and essentials.
Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to open a number of department stores in the US, as part of its plans to increase its physical presence on the high street.
Next will celebrate 40 years of high street stores next month, while its online sales were up 60% from 2019.
Coffee and sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced plans to expand its presence outside of London and other major cities, with 100 franchised shops and a further 100 of its own outlets.
It's been suggested that shoppers entering stores should be able to use digital purchasing means while they are in there.
Over the past two years, a long-standing conversation about the future of brick-and-mortar retail shops has intensified, for rather understandable existential reasons.
US retailer Gap has revealed that it is to close the doors of its 81 UK and Ireland stores, moving to online retail only.
The vice president of Samsung for the UK and Ireland has said that shoppers will return to the high street, and it will remain an important outlet for businesses post-pandemic, but it will be a ‘different place’.
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